Antonin Rodet, Bourgogne Pinot Noir (2014)
Grape: Pinot Noir Geography: Burgundy, France Appellation: Bourgogne
House Antonin Rodet has been rhyming with Mercurey since 1875, the year of the founding of the House, by Antoine Rodet, known as Antonin. His father, Francois was a grocer in Chalon-sur-Saone and a clever businessman and quickly added the trade of wine-broker to his various activities. Chalon-sur-Saone at this time was an important hub in the wine trade. The town, in the 19th Century, with the arrival of the railway and important river traffic, experienced an important economic boom. The young Antoine thus learned about business dealings at a young age. However, it was his marriage to Marie-Francoise Adenot, the daughter of a farming family based close to Mercurey which triggered the foundation of the future wine-merchant Antonin Rodet because the young woman’s inheritance provided Antoine with considerable land, which gave a framework to his new company. Antoine did not hesitate to invest in the vineyard, despite the phylloxera epidemic. Upon the death of Antoine, his son Antonin then aged 25, succeeded him at the head of the family business. At the time, Maison Antonin Rodet was a flourishing wine-merchant in full expansion. A businesss traveller since he was 16 years old, Antonin possessed experience of groundwork which he put to good use in bringing Maison Antonin Rodet into international markets.
Antonin Rodet offers wines for which the authenticity and quality are guaranteed by the passion and
know-how of the winegrowers, winemakers and cellar masters who elaborate them.
involved at the source with the winegrowers, chance has little place when it comes to selection.
Grape Variety : 100% Pinot Noir
The grapes are hand harvested and totally de-stemmed. The vatting lasts 10/12 days in temperature controlled opened tanks. The cap is punched down twice a day during the alcoholic fermentation.
The malolactic fermentation is completed at 100%. The wine is then matured 100% in stainless steel vats,
and then bottled in traditional Burgundy bottles.
Enjoy ideally at 13-14°C with :
Grilled red meats
Fine and dry cheeses
Visual : Beautiful garnet red with coppery tints.
Nose : Dominated by aromas of red fruits and sweet spices, evolving to floral notes (violet).
Palate : Tender and soft with flavours of tobacco, spices and fruits. The tannins are supple and silky-textured.
Domaine Alain Geoffroy, Petit Chablis (2016)
Grape: Chardonnay Geography: Burgundy, France Appellation: Petit Chablis
The domaine is a 50 hectares family estate established in1850, producing Chablis wines in the traditional manner with particular regard for the Kimmeridgian soil and terroir of each wine. Alain Geoffroy’s knowledge has been handed down from 5 generations.
Golden yellow, pale green in colour. Bright, luminous and limpid.
The nose is young and fresh and you are transported by its vivacity in a whirlwind of fine, fruity, floral scents.
Taste is lively, pleasant and fruity. We discover lemoney, citronella flavours on a fine, minerally background. The finish is most agreable and leaves the mouth fresh and perfumed.
Domaine de Chamans, Minervois Hegarty Chamans No 2 Le Matels (2011)
Grapes: Grenache, Mourvèdre, and Cinsault Geography: Languedoc-Roussillon, France Appellation: Minervois
Grapes: Grenache 70%, Mourvedre 20% and Cinsault 10%. Grenache and Cinsault are assembled and bred for 12 months in lightning while the Mourvedre is high, small yields, biodynamic, Minervois huge signed Hegarty
This wine is Jessica Servet who should sign it. Jessica, she does everything on the estate: She is in the vineyard and cellar, she is with sheep and lambs, she takes care of bees, she is also in charge of lavender, oaks, the park of 45 hectares of nature, greenery around the vineyards. And she is happy Jessica, she is cheerful, alive, she is fishing, she is serene dynamism. This wine looks a bit like I think. It is powerful and fine, it mixes spices and red fruits, it is fine, racy and elegant.
Winemaker’s Notes: Intense red color with hints of crimson and a nose of ripe strawberries and spices. On the palate, this wine is still underpinned by powerful minerality and the finesse of it’s tannins, finishing with pepper and red fruits.
Antech, Crémant de Limoux Rosé Émotion (2014)
Grapes: Chardonnay, Chenin Blanc, Mauzac, and Pinot Noir Geography: Languedoc-Roussillon, France Appellation: Crémant de Limoux
Fifth generation winemakers, Roger and Georges Antech, inherited the ancient craft of making Blanquette, the original French bubbly that pre-dates Dom Pérignon’s “discovery” of Champagne by over 150 years. The family’s property lies on gentle slopes that bask in the Mediterranean sunlight. Old vines, yields < 50Hl/ha, and sustainable agricultural methods for this outstanding sparkling wine.
Fifth generation winemakers, Roger and Georges Antech, inherited the ancient craft of making Blanquette, the original French bubbly that pre-dates Dom Prignons discovery of Champagne by over 150 years. The familys property lies on gentle slopes that bask in the Mediterranean sunlight. Old vines, yields < 50Hl/ha, and sustainable agricultural methods for this outstanding sparkling wine.
Limestone and gravel, with shallow subsoil to better stress the vines.
70% Chardonnay18% Chenin 10% Mauzac2% Pinot noir
Sustainable agriculture, Hand-harvested grapes-Traditional mthode champenoise, 2nd fermentation in bottle-Aged on the lees for a minimum of 15 months before disgorgement
Aperitifs and desserts
Shiny pink color, red fruit and spring flowers nose.Elegant and refreshing fruits in mouth, to be paired with your aperitifs and desserts.